Shades of Grey: Three Ways to Wear Grey Eye Shadow
There are certain colors that seem to fly under the eye shadow radar, and we believe grey is definitely one of them. This gunmetal shade is either classified as too dark for daytime wear or too light for sultry, smoky looks. Truth is, there is so much that can be done with grey eye shadow, if we would only take the time to tap into its limitless possibilities. To help shed light on this underrated shade, we enlisted the help of makeup pros Emma Willis and Diana Shin to show us three different ways to utilize grey!
Step 2: Using a larger, flat shadow brush, work a slightly deeper, steel-colored grey (like shade #2 from the shadow quad used above) onto the outer corner of the eye and buff it out. Apply the same shade along the lower lash line using a small, flat brush.
Step 1: Cover the lid with charcoal, grey eyeliner like NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Gunmetal Grey. Lightly blend the color into the crease with a flat shadow brush. Be sure to blend the edges, so it smokes out!
Step 2: Apply a black or dark grey shadow to the lid and blend it in well, so it goes into the crease.
Step 3: Line the bottom lash line with the black or dark grey shadow and smudge it using a smudge brush.
Step 4: Apply concealer or a nude shadow right under your brows to define the browline.
Step 5: Swipe on a nude lipstick and add a touch of clear lip gloss if you prefer a non-matte look.